N.B. doctor describes racism after COVID-19 outbreak in Campbellton

After months of harassment and racist remarks, the doctor at the centre of a COVID-19 controversy that rocked New Brunswick says his life has been changed entirely. Dr. Jean Robert … Read More

Singh says NDP focused on getting ‘help for Canadians,’ not forcing an election

As the federal Liberal government prepares to deliver a new throne speech, New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh said his party’s focus is on getting “help for Canadians,” not forcing … Read More

Feds say they’re prepared to discuss health-care funding after provinces voice concerns

The federal government is prepared to discuss more funding for provinces that saw their health-care systems severely impacted by the novel coronavirus, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc said. He told … Read More

O’Toole, Blanchet remain in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole has tested positive for COVID-19. O’Toole got the news late Friday, hours after Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet issued a statement that he too had tested … Read More

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole tests positive for coronavirus

Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. O’Toole, who became the party’s new leader in late August following a virtual leadership convention, is in self-isolation … Read More

Strict limits on private gatherings requested as coronavirus cases rise in London, Ont.

The health unit, in consultation with the City of London and County of Middlesex, is requesting that new restrictions on gathering sizes announced by the province for Toronto, Peel Region, … Read More

O’Toole family tested for COVID-19 under Commons program after long Ottawa lines stymie them

By Mia Rabson The Canadian Press Posted September 17, 2020 12:01 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole … Read More

Trump contradicts health officials, claims coronavirus vaccine could be ready next month

Openly contradicting the government’s top health experts, U.S. President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that a safe and effective vaccine against the coronavirus could be ready as early as next month … Read More

‘Incompetence and dishonesty’: Biden says he trusts vaccines, scientists — not Trump

Joe Biden said Wednesday that while he trusts what scientists say about a potential coronavirus vaccine, he doesn’t trust President Donald Trump. His comments come as the debate over a … Read More

Canada must implement ‘distance voting’ for MPs in wake of coronavirus, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the federal government will be moving ahead with a hybrid model for Parliament that will include “distance voting” in the wake of the novel coronavirus … Read More

Members of Newfoundland and Labrador legislature can now bring babies to work

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 16, 2020 4:59 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Newfoundland and Labrador’s legislature … Read More

Bloc Quebecois leader to be tested for coronavirus after wife tests positive

Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-François Blanchet will be tested for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday after his wife tested positive. The party said Tuesday that Blanchet is self-isolating at his residence … Read More

Bloc Quebecois leader to be tested for coronavirus after partner tests positive

Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-François Blanchet will be tested for the novel coronavirus Wednesday after his partner tested positive. The party said Tuesday that Blanchet is self-isolating with his partner at … Read More

Security officer on Parliament Hill tests positive for coronavirus

A member of the Parliamentary Protective Service (PPS) — which works to safeguard Parliament Hill — has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. According to a Human Resources email sent … Read More

Rising coronavirus case numbers appear to ease threat of Canadian federal election

The threat of a federal election seemed to be easing as the Liberal government and opposition parties prepared for a return to Parliament amid concerns Canada could already be dealing … Read More

Bloc Québécois leader, caucus in isolation after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

The leader of the Bloc Québécois and the party’s entire caucus are in self-isolation after a staff member tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The preventive measure was announced Monday … Read More

Panama lifts 5-month coronavirus measure restricting when men, women can leave homes

By Staff The Associated Press Posted September 14, 2020 3:43 pm     Updated September 14, 2020 3:44 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

‘Like a knife in the heart’: Committed couples plead for relaxation on COVID-19 border restrictions

Jennifer North and Eric Schoneker aren’t married, but they’re in love. The couple became friends in high school in White Rock in 1978, but drifted apart until a friend’s memorial … Read More

Liberal cabinet expected to focus on coronavirus pandemic, economy during retreat

Bold plans to rebuild Canada’s shattered economy will take a back seat during a two-day cabinet retreat as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers confront the more immediate challenge … Read More

Ottawa must secure rapid test kits, Oxford vaccine for Canadians: expert

The federal government needs to do more to secure access to rapid, at-home coronavirus test kits and the vaccine candidate being developed at the University of Oxford for Canadians, says … Read More

U.S. health experts’ alarm grew as Trump played down coronavirus

Public health officials were already warning Americans about the need to prepare for the coronavirus threat in early February when U.S. President Donald Trump called it “deadly stuff” in a … Read More

Guaranteed basic income emerges as top policy priority for Liberal MPs amid COVID-19

A guaranteed basic income for all Canadians has emerged as the top policy choice of Liberal MPs, just as the Trudeau government is crafting its plan to help people weather … Read More

Nova Scotia eases self-isolation restrictions for out-of-province workers during pandemic

After months of mounting frustration among Nova Scotia’s rotational workers, the provincial government has eased some of the self-isolation restrictions in place when they return from shifts outside the province. … Read More

B.C. Supreme Court rules against legalizing private healthcare in landmark case

The B.C. Supreme court has ruled against legalizing private healthcare in a years-long case that will likely have implications across Canada’s health-care system. The 880-page decision was handed down Thursday … Read More

B.C. Supreme Court rules against private healthcare in landmark case

The B.C. Supreme court has ruled private healthcare is not a constitutional right if wait times are too long in a years-long case that will likely have implications across Canada’s … Read More

Letter sent to N.B. health minister calls for support of Clinic 554

Calls to prevent the closure of Clinic 554 are growing in New Brunswick as a letter was sent to the health minister Thursday morning. The Dalhousie chief of Obstetrics and … Read More

Childcare, flex work are key for women to recover from pandemic career hits: report

A new report from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce says affordable childcare offerings, flexible work arrangements and support for job training are all key to helping women recover from the … Read More

Ottawa orders review after report pandemic warning system was shuttered

Health Minister Patty Hajdu has ordered a review following reports that the federal pandemic early warning system was shut down last year, and that the officials working on it were … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine task force members have declared 18 conflicts of interests so far

Members of the government’s task force advising on the hunt for a coronavirus vaccine have recused themselves from discussions 18 times over potential conflicts of interest since June. But unlike … Read More

PC Leader Blaine Higgs offers shifting answers on abortion funding in New Brunswick

The New Brunswick election campaign continued on Friday with PC Leader Blaine Higgs shifting goalposts when pressed by reporters on what it would take for him to fund abortions in … Read More

Court allows Nova Scotia man to proceed with medically assisted death, wife’s stay denied

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal decided Friday to dismiss the request for a stay from a woman who tried to prevent the medically assisted death of her husband. The … Read More

No coronavirus vaccine will get endorsement unless proven safe, WHO says

LONDON — The head of the World Health Organization said the U.N. health agency will not recommend any COVID-19 vaccine before it is proved safe and effective, even as Russia … Read More

B.C. Health officials warning continued behaviour will lead to ‘not stable’ growth of COVID-19 virus

There is increased worry from B.C. health officials of rapid growth of the spread of COVID-19 if British Columbians continue to operate at current contact rates. Modelling data presented on … Read More

Canadian military asks troops to use government’s COVID Alert app

OTTAWA — The commander of the Canadian Armed Forces is encouraging his troops to download the federal government’s smartphone application for tracking potential exposure to COVID-19, saying he has no … Read More

Canadian military asked to use government’s COVID Alert app

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 3, 2020 1:36 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ OTTAWA — Canadian Armed Forces … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec and Ontario premiers, cabinet ministers to meet during 2-day summit

The Ontario and Quebec premiers will meet during a two-day summit next week to discuss an economic recovery in the two provinces amid COVID-19. Ontario Premier Doug Ford will host … Read More

U.S. should prepare for coronavirus vaccine distribution by Nov. 1, CDC says

The federal government has told states to prepare for a coronavirus vaccine to be ready to distribute by Nov. 1. The timeline raised concern among public health experts about an … Read More

Liberals to unveil ‘ambitious green agenda’ in throne speech, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will unveil an “ambitious green agenda” in the throne speech scheduled to be delivered later this month. “We know the world is going … Read More

Stop kissing, wear a mask while having sex to prevent coronavirus, Tam says

Skip kissing and consider wearing a mask when having sex to protect yourself from catching the coronavirus, Canada’s chief medical officer said on Wednesday, adding that going solo remains the … Read More

White House pushes back on WHO criticism that U.S. coronavirus vaccine moving too quickly

The White House pushed back on concerns expressed by the World Health Organization (WHO) after a U.S. health official said a coronavirus vaccine might be authorized for use without completing … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine will need high uptake for life to shift toward normal: officials

Canadians will need to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated in large numbers to finally corral COVID-19 before life can return to a semblance of its pre-pandemic state, Canada’s … Read More

70% of coronavirus relief payments to deceased are now recovered: U.S. officials

The Trump administration says that it has recovered nearly 70 per cent of the government novel coronavirus relief payments that went to dead people. The Government Accountability Office said Monday … Read More

Moving ‘too quickly’ on coronavirus vaccine comes with risks: WHO

GENEVA — The emergency authorization of COVID-19 vaccines requires a “great deal of seriousness and reflection,” the World Health Organization said on Monday after the United States announced it was … Read More

Coronavirus: Federal government ran $120.4B deficit from April to June

OTTAWA –The federal government ran a deficit of $120.4 billion during the first three months of its 2020-2021 fiscal year as the treasury pumped out aid to cushion the impact … Read More

Coronavirus disability payment cost pegged at $792M, says budget watchdog

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 26, 2020 11:02 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The parliamentary budget office says … Read More

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un calls for readiness against coronavirus, typhoon

In a rare display of urgency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held his third high-level political conference in as many weeks, where he raised alarm about the nation’s coronavirus … Read More

Coronavirus: Canada to give provinces $2B to ensure kids can go back to school in fall

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 25, 2020 10:27 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The federal government is giving … Read More

Canada adds 322 more coronavirus cases, 7 deaths

Canada added 322 new coronavirus cases to its tally on Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 125,969. Health officials said seven more people had died. Since the … Read More

Pandemic within a pandemic: national survey shows worsening gender-based violence

Those in the sector have warned since the novel coronavirus pandemic began that gender-based violence (GBV) was likely to worsen and that barriers to support services would increase, and now … Read More

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